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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

Read "Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives.

Jazz originated in America, but Europe has made and still makes ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

BvR Flamenco Big Band: Luz de Luna

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Luz de Luna is the second album by the BvR Flamenco Big Band, which is based in the Netherlands, and not, as might be assumed, in Spain. The band's Spanish roots are strong, however, as leader Bernard van Rossum (hence the name BvR) was born and raised in that country and has lived in the Netherlands ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Intervista a Gaetano Partipilo

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S'è formato nella fervida scena del jazz pugliese e nei corsi di Siena Jazz ma poco più che ventenne ha svolto le prime, significative, esperienze internazionali accanto a Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Jason Moran, Nasheet Waits e altri protagonisti dell'innovazione, a New York sul finire degli anni Novanta.
Oggi Gaetano Partipilo è uno dei ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marike van Dijk: The Stereography Project

Read "The Stereography Project" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il fermento creativo in ambito orchestrale che caratterizza oggi la scena statunitense si arricchisce di una talentosa giovane sassofonista e compositrice olandese: Marike van Dijk.
Trasferitasi a New York nel 2008 dopo un lunga pratica al sax contralto (dall'età di 11 anni) e un master degree al conservatorio di Rotterdam, la van Dijk ha ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Syberen van Munster: Plunge For Distance

Read "Plunge For Distance" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Originality just refuses to stay hidden, and with his debut, label-ignoring album Plunge For Distance, guitarist Syberen van Munster should be hit by the spotlight of recognition.

Born in Amsterdam, van Munster graduated in 2009 from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and moved on to continue his education at the Aaron Copland School of Music ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz 15

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Perugia, vari luoghi
10--19 luglio

Oltre 35.000 biglietti venduti con un incasso di 1.500.000 euro, 450.000 presenze in città nei giorni del festival: i numeri danno ragione dell'enorme successo di pubblico di Umbria Jazz 2015. La manifestazione, come sempre articolata in appuntamenti gratuiti nel centro storico e in concerti a pagamento, all'Arena Santa ...

Save The Date - Luglio 2015

Read "Save The Date - Luglio 2015" reviewed by Luca Canini

Dopo la vacanza forzata di giugno, organizzata all'ultimo vista la sconfortante carenza di spunti degni di nota, torna Save The Date, l'agenda mensile di All About Jazz dedicata agli appuntamenti imperdibili. Non che ci aspetti un luglio memorabile, ma qua e là, setacciando cartelloni e programmi, qualche concerto da cerchiare in rosso lo si trova. Prima ...

ARTICLE: JAZZIN' AROUND EUROPE

Festival Jazz International Promotes Rotterdam Renaissance

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After an excellent full day program centered by national talent at Rotterdam's Festival Jazz International, two strong impressions rang very clear.

The first was that considering current performers, experimentation and ongoing tradition, the Netherlands is obviously one of the per capita international leaders regarding the size and scope of a national jazz scene.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

12 Points 2014, Umea

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12 Points 2014
Umeå, Sweden
April 10-12, 2014

Umeå, 400 miles north of Stockholm at the Ume river and near the gulf of Bothnia, is the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located on the plain coastal strip, with an enormous wide horizon on all sides, and everything in the city ...


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